D.I.Y. Dollhouse: Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials Review & Giveaway
When I was young I always wanted a dollhouse. I just did not want a dollhouse, I wanted to MAKE a dollhouse. At the time I had no idea the time, effort or wood cutting involved, and my dream dollhouse never got built.
I was always thinking that there was a simpler way than the cutting, gluing and attaching that was involved. Flash forward many years later and I have finally discovered that easier way. The D.I.Y. Dollhouse: Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials by Alexia Henrion is the book I never knew I really wanted.
Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them Coloring BookReview + Giveaway
As we go through life, we accumulate a lifetime of memories and moments. Many of these are captured through photos and videos, but most of them exist in our minds.
Imagine as you get older, you begin to forget not only those precious memories but also things as simple as your own name and your loved ones names. While this progression can be quick, many times it is slow and painful for all parties involved.
While there currently is no way to stop this terrible progression from occurring, there are ways to stimulate memories. One new way is with a coloring book like Coloring Your Mind: A Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them by Maria Shriver/Blue Star Coloring.Continue reading →
How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Series Review + Giveaway
There is no doubt that I am a creative person. I love to up-cycle items in my home, I love to use paper to craft cards and scrapbook layouts and I love to just doodle.
My entire life I have thought it would be neat to have the ability to draw cute things on the pages and cards I create, but I am never able to get past a bloated looking stick figure. As a crafter, I am dismayed that I can not draw event the simplest of images, and made a resolution that this year I would work on changing that.
Timing is a constant theme on this blog, and this item is not exempt from a case of perfect timing. When I received an email with an opportunity to review the How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series I could not believe the timing, because the night before I started looking for a books that would help my drawing skills.
The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products Review + Giveaway
I have always loved learning, and reading. I think I learn best when I am left to read the instructions and the execute the action. As I have aged I have learned that is more I do not know than do know and that excites me – it means I still have a ton to learn.
The one thing that I love to learn about and to educate myself about is essential oils. The great thing is that is always something to learn, make and concoct where these versatile oils are concerned. When I recently got The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide and looked through it I knew I found a great reference.
Barron’s – Coloring Books – February 2017 – New Releases Review + Giveaway
When I was younger, I remember purchasing a book that would help me prepare for the SAT’s and the other testing I would need to attend college. The book company was Barron’s and they were/are the go to for test prep books. So naturally when I saw that they also have coloring books I was surprised.
As it turns out, they do the test prep books, but also have a full line of coloring books, Barron’s Educational Series is not only education but also robust in their coloring book selections.
As a blog owner I have many hats, and many duties to accomplish throughout the day. Most of these I remember, and have a system’s in place for most tasks. Even with systems being in place it is nice to have a planner that I can make notes about meetings, calls and daily to-dos.
I have always gotten planners with colors, and a theme that I enjoy. If I can get more spaces for notes and such, that is always a bonus. When I recently saw the Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats by Blue Star Coloring I got excited – not only was it a planner but a CAT themed planner! Continue reading →
Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring BookReview + Giveaway
While the years scariest day is about 10 months away, it is nice to have a reminder of the mystical and magical throughout the year. I have discovered that there is no better way to dream and imagine, then when you are coloring.
One of my favorite things to color is unique and different images that inspire me to think and to imagine a different world. When I received the Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring it made me think of the different and unusual images in the world. Continue reading →